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Posted: 4/10/2006 12:10:00 PM EDT
OK I recieved my ribbed top covers recently. I am shocked at how absolutely paper thin they are!!! my mak90 smooth top cover is like TWICE as thick!!! does any1 make a thick ribbed top cover?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 12:25:35 PM EDT
I have 3 AKs with ribbed covers and 3 without. All of the ribbed ones seem much thinner than the non-ribbed. That's probably why they ribbed them.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 12:32:04 PM EDT
Chinese, Yugo and milled AKs have a thicker cover. Most stamped AKs have a thin ribbed cover.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 1:17:31 PM EDT
Just threw the digital calipers on a smooth Bulgarian top cover and Romanian AKM ribbed cover.

1. Bulgarian smooth 1.0mm thick

2. Romanian AKM 0.65mm thick


Hootbro

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 3:20:53 PM EDT
Remember Y'all it's "Ribbed for HER pleasure"!
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:12:05 PM EDT
its a shame, i like the ribbed look but can't fatham the idea of using a flimsy paper thin cover over the much thicker & sturdier mak90 smooth cover. besides the matt black finish doesn't match the mak90's blue at all. and the ribbed covers have a horrendus gap where the bolt carrier comes out (from racking). good thing I didn't pay too much for them.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:30:12 PM EDT
All it is is a dustcover man, it doesn't need to be thick. Thick is expensive and heavy, neither of which is a good thing from the standpoint of the makers. Pull the thing off, bumpfire a mag.. It doesn't matter.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:00:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ttman:
its a shame, i like the ribbed look but can't fatham the idea of using a flimsy paper thin cover over the much thicker & sturdier mak90 smooth cover. besides the matt black finish doesn't match the mak90's blue at all. and the ribbed covers have a horrendus gap where the bolt carrier comes out (from racking). good thing I didn't pay too much for them.



when you put bends in steal it makes it stronger.......so you can use thinner receiver cover and have about the same strenth.......also the receiver cover in a very low stress area
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:33:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
All it is is a dustcover man, it doesn't need to be thick. Thick is expensive and heavy, neither of which is a good thing from the standpoint of the makers. Pull the thing off, bumpfire a mag.. It doesn't matter.



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